by Aiko Jane Osa The DRR project, StReAMS (Sustainable and Resilient Actions in Managing Shocks), provided support to 18 barangays in Eastern Samar in building their capacity to effectively manage and reduce risks of natural disasters. As a culmination of the DRR intervention, typhoon drills were conducted in the covered barangays to test their Contingency […]

Story and photos by CRS staff.   Access to improved sanitation facilities is a means of improving hygiene practices and thereby reducing acute adverse effect of open defecation such that of diarrheal diseases. Households and school children in Datu Montawal suffer from WASH-related illnesses and health uncertainties. CRS’ WASH Governance Project in Mindanao aims to […]

Here is the latest edition of the Eastern Samar Bulletin which contains updates on activities and accomplishments of programs and projects in Eastern Samar. CRS CATARMAN MARCH UPDATES

by Analyn Lucas/CRS. On Christmas day in 2016, Typhoon Nock-Ten (known locally as Nina) struck the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 235 km/h and gusts of around 285 km/h. In the aftermath, CRS and other humanitarian organizations’ rapid needs assessment activities found Catanduanes as one of the provinces most devastated by Nock-Ten and in-need […]

Here is the latest copy of the Eastern Samar Bulletin which contains the updates on activities and accomplishments of programs and projects currently being implemented by CRS in Eastern Samar. eastern-samar-bulletin-vol-3-issue-1-feb-2017-final

By Reine Kathryn Rala (CRS) and Christopher Quiza (CCFI) Typhoon Nona brought significant damage in Northern Samar communities affecting around 200,000 people in mid-December of 2015. Situated on the front line of Pacific storms, the province of Northern Samar in the Philippines is annually threatened by typhoons and has been hit by at least one destructive […]

By Jove L. Benosa, CRS Deputy Program Manager Unruly and cramped settlements, uncollected garbage in every corner, stray animals, crawling and flying insects feeding on mounds of mixed wastes.  Such scenario greets outsiders as they enter Brgy. Baseco (Barangay 649, Zone 68), a 54-hectare river delta found at the mouth of Pasig River and Manila […]